Civil and Workplace Rights

Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.

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Sep 6, 2021 | News Story

Today, we observe Labor Day by recognizing all working people for their contributions to our nation and giving them a chance to enjoy a well-earned rest and time with their loved ones.

Sep 3, 2021 | News Story

Brooklyn Borough President and Democratic Mayoral nominee Eric Adams joined Laborers Local 79 recently for a Laborers Fight Back rally in the Bronx, sending a clear message that we need good jobs in our communities.

Aug 13, 2021 | News Story

TWU Local 100 and state lawmakers demanded Tuesday that the MTA resume cash transactions at subway token booths, saying the no-cash policy started during the pandemic discriminates against low-income New Yorkers.

Aug 10

Join immigrant essential workers at United Metro Energy for a rally with local elected officials as they continue their strike for fair wages and benefits for their families.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Members of The NewsGuild of New York at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica this week announced that they have unanimously ratified their first contracts with Condé Nast.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Faith activists recently delivered a letter to all 50 U.S. Senators calling on them to pass the PRO Act, making it easier for workers to form a union.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

August 5, 6 & 7: Every year, UALE sponsors 4 regional “women’s schools”. These programs typically last between 4 and 5 days, and include classes and workshops on a variety of labor-related topics.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Deadline Monday, August 30: The Bernhardt prize is an award of $1000 given for an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people.

Jul 20, 2021 | News Story

Workers’ rights are under attack.

Our outdated labor laws have been chipped away and weakened by anti-worker legislators. Every day, we hear about corporations openly union-busting and retaliating against working people without consequence.